'A visual feast with an important message'

Jean-Michel Cousteau

Jean-Michel Cousteau

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Arnold Schwarzenegger
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SYNOPSIS
From Fiji to the Bahamas, Jean-Michel Cousteau and his children Celine and Fabien embark on a voyage to discover the ocean as never seen before and learn more about the threats that put our ocean at risk.
Thanks to new breakthrough filming techniques in 3D, millions of viewers will literally dive into a new and virtually unknown underwater world without ever getting wet!
FILM TEAM

Jean-Michel Cousteau
Co-director, Explorer
& Environmentalist
For more than four decades, Jean-Michel Cousteau has dedicated himself and his vast experience to communicate to people of all nations and generations his love and concern for our water planet. Jean-Michel has investigated the world’s oceans aboard “Calypso” and “Alcyone” for much of his life.
Honoring his heritage, Jean-Michel founded Ocean Futures Society in 1999 to carry on this pioneering work.
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Jean-Michel Cousteau
Co-director, Explorer
& Environmentalist

Arnold Schwarzenegger
Narrator, Producer
& Environmentalist
Arnold Schwarzenegger is one of the most recognized individuals on the planet, having led an amazing life and achieving beyond his dreams in Hollywood, fitness, and public service.
In an effort to give back to the country that allowed him to accomplish so much, Schwarzenegger ran for public office and was elected California’s 38th Governor. Since leaving office in 2011, he has continued to promote state and local clean energy efforts by founding the nonprofit R20: Regions of Climate Action. For more information, visit www.schwarzenegger.com
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Arnold Schwarzenegger
Narrator, Producer
& Environmentalist


Jean-Jacques Mantello
Co-director & Ocean Explorer
The Mantello Brothers create a perfect symbiosis of skills: Jean-Jacques directs the films and manages the entire postproduction process while Francois, an engineer by training, produces, finances and oversees all distribution activities. Between 2003 and 2010, they successfully produced and released theatrically Ocean Wonderland 3D, Sharks 3D, Dolphins and Whales 3D and Ocean World 3D. The latter was completed during the summer of 2008 after 26 filming expeditions in the four corners of the world.
After this success, they co-produced the film Air Racers 3D in 2012. In 2013, Kenya 3D: Animal Kingdom was produced by the brothers for IMAX® theaters. In 2015 they associated with Jean-Michel Cousteau to produce Jean-Michel Cousteau's Secret Ocean 3D, following which the project Wonders of the Sea 3D is undertaken. Second documentary feature film in 3D produced by the Mantello brothers, it resorts to new filming techniques to capture never-before-seen underwater images of tiny creatures.

Jean-Jacques Mantello
Co-director & Ocean Explorer

François Mantello
Producer & Ocean Explorer
The Mantello Brothers create a perfect symbiosis of skills: Jean-Jacques directs the films and manages the entire postproduction process while Francois, an engineer by training, produces, finances and oversees all distribution activities. Between 2003 and 2010, they successfully produced and released theatrically Ocean Wonderland 3D, Sharks 3D, Dolphins and Whales 3D and Ocean World 3D. The latter was completed during the summer of 2008 after 26 filming expeditions in the four corners of the world.
After this success, they co-produced the film Air Racers 3D in 2012. In 2013, Kenya 3D: Animal Kingdom was produced by the brothers for IMAX® theaters. In 2015 they associated with Jean-Michel Cousteau to produce Jean-Michel Cousteau's Secret Ocean 3D, following which the project Wonders of the Sea 3D is undertaken. Second documentary feature film in 3D produced by the Mantello brothers, it resorts to new filming techniques to capture never-before-seen underwater images of tiny creatures.

François Mantello
Producer & Ocean Explorer


David Chocron
Writer
David has written and produced several documentaries, in addition to theatre, comedy, lectures and a book on music theory.
David, originally from New York City, is also a composer, performer and video-artist living with his family in an old wooden house somewhere in Norway.

David Chocron
Writer

Gavin McKinney
Director of Photography
A native of the Bahamas, with over 20,000 underwater hours to his credit, Gavin McKinney is a veteran of underwater filmmaking.
He has worked on many feature and television films, among them five of the James Bond movies, 'Splash', 'Speed 2', 'Jaws: the Revenge', 'The Abyss' and many more.

Gavin McKinney
Director of Photography

Christophe Jacquelin
Music Composer
Christophe Jacquelin is a talented music composer, symphonist, sound designer and arranger. He first became associated with the film industry in 2001 while writing the emotional score for his first IMAX® theatre film Ocean Wonderland 3D (2003). Since then Jacquelin has released five powerful original motion picture soundtracks, including Sharks 3D presented by Jean-Michel Cousteau, which was described as 'stirring' by industry publication 'Box Office Magazine'.
Jacquelin runs his own recording studio and post-production facility, Studios Helios XVI, founded in 1983, and has since been composing, arranging and mixing original music for documentaries, animated and corporate films, commercials, games, and interactive media.

Christophe Jacquelin
Music Composer


Dr. Richard Murphy
Chief Scientific Advisor
Richard Murphy is a marine ecologist who began working with Jean-Michel Cousteau and his father, Jacques Cousteau, in 1968. Since that time he has been involved in a wide variety of projects and expeditions in many remote areas around the globe. He has served as chief scientist, photographer, writer, educator, and project director and has created many educational programs for young people in developed and developing countries.
His book “Coral Reefs: Cities Under the Sea” offers a unique and fascinating look at how coral reefs function and what lessons they can teach us in making our own communities more sustainable.

Dr. Richard Murphy
Chief Scientific Advisor

Céline Cousteau
Explorer & Environmentalist
Daughter of ocean explorer and filmmaker Jean-Michel Cousteau and granddaughter of the legendary Jacques-Yves Cousteau, Céline Cousteau is founder and executive director of CauseCentric Productions, a non-profit organization creating cause focused multi-media content.
Member of the World Economic Forum Council on Oceans, Céline holds a Masters in International and Intercultural Management.
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Céline Cousteau
Explorer & Environmentalist

Fabien Cousteau
Ocean Explorer & Environmentalist
Third-generation ocean explorer, Fabien Cousteau shares his father’s and grandfather’s love of ocean adventure and protection. Only four years old when he first dived, he has been diving and working to educate others about the global ocean ever since.
One of Fabien’s oceanic passions is the understanding and protection of sharks.
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Fabien Cousteau
Ocean Explorer & Environmentalist

Holly Lohuis
Marine Biologist
Holly Lohuis is a marine biologist with a degree from the University of California in Santa Barbara and has been diving around the world with Jean-Michel Cousteau for more than a decade.
A key member of the expedition team, Holly acts as a liaison between the team and scientists, and is responsible for confirming the factual accuracy of the content of Ocean Futures Society documentaries.
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Holly Lohuis
Marine Biologist
BREAKTHROUGH
FILMING TECHNOLOGY

The incredible never-before-seen images in Wonders of the Sea 3D were captured thanks to the development of new filming tools which allow one to shoot underwater in 3D, Ultra-HD 4K, slow motion, close up, macro, and with motion control.
Three years of research and development were required to obtain the final images that will wow audiences at cinemas around the globe.
CONSERVATION
& EDUCATIONAL MISSION

The film has an important educational and ecological component, which is emphasized throughout in a subtle and non-aggressive manner.
Ocean Futures Society’s educational team, led by their chief scientific advisor, Dr. Richard Murphy, is working on the development of many educational components focused on children and widely supported by electronic and social media.
FILMING LOCATIONS
GALLERY
  • Jean-Michel, Fabien & Céline Cousteau
  • Spiny Lobster
  • The Expedition Boat
  • DP Gavin McKinney & Hammerhead shark
  • Underwater Filming Team
  • Kelp Forest
  • Zooplankton
  • Christmas Tree Word
  • Arrow Crab
PARTNERS

The mission of Green Cross International is to respond to the combined challenges of security, poverty and environmental degradation to ensure a sustainable and secure future. They seek solutions through dialogue, mediation and co-operation.

Ocean Futures Society, a non-profit marine conservation and education organization, serves as a ‘Voice for the Ocean’ by communicating in all media the critical bond between people and the sea and the importance of wise environmental policy. As Ocean Futures’ spokesman, Jean-Michel Cousteau serves as an impassioned diplomat for the environment, reaching out to the public through a variety of media.

The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation is dedicated to the long-term health and wellbeing of all Earth’s inhabitants. Through collaborative partnerships, we support innovative projects that protect vulnerable wildlife from extinction, while restoring balance to threatened ecosystems and communities.
WHY WE SHOULD
PROTECT THE OCEAN
SIMPLY BECAUSE
without a healthy ocean, we can't
LIVE

The ocean is providing 50% of the oxygen on earth so every other breath you take is a gift from the ocean

THE OCEAN is also the biggest
CO2 TANK ON EARTH
as it absorbs 30% of all man-made CO2

As Jean-Michel Cousteau says:
''When you PROTECT THE OCEAN,
you PROTECT YOURSELF
and FUTURE GENERATIONS''
WHY MAKING THIS FILM?
THE MORE PEOPLE SEE THE FILM

THE MORE THEY WANT TO PROTECT THE OCEAN

THE MORE IMPACT WE MAKE TOGETHER
HOW TO
#SAVETHEOCEAN
We will soon release an
Ocean Protector Action Kit

DONATE TO
#SAVE THE OCEAN
CONTACT US
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